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jabot

[zha-boh, ja- or, esp. British, zhab-oh, jab-oh] /ʒæˈboʊ, dʒæ- or, esp. British, ˈʒæb oʊ, ˈdʒæb oʊ/
noun
1.
a decorative ruffle or other arrangement of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman's blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man's shirt.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French: literally, bird's crop, probably < Provençal (N dialects); see gavotte
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  • The buff waistcoat has a white stock, jabot and cuff.
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jabot

/ˈʒæbəʊ/
noun
1.
a frill or ruffle on the breast or throat of a garment, originally to hide the closure of a shirt
Word Origin
C19: from French: bird's crop, jabot; compare Old French gave throat
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Word Origin and History for jabot
n.

frill of a shirt, 1823, from French jabot "grizzard (of a bird), frill on a shirt front" (16c.), of unknown origin. Klein suggests a connection with gaver "to cram, gorge," and thus ultimately with English jaw.

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